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Mar 31, 2016

(a) Basis of preparation:

The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India under the historical cost convention on accrual basis. Pursuant to section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, till the standards of accounting or any addendum thereto are prescribed by Central Government in consultation and recommendation of the National Financial Reporting Authority, the existing Accounting Standards notified under the Companies Act, 1956 shall continue to apply. Consequently, these financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material aspects with the accounting standards notified under Section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 [Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended] and other relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified the Companies (Accounting Standards) Amendment Rules, 2016 vide its notification dated March 30, 2016. The said notification read with Rule 3(2) of the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 is applicable to accounting period commencing on or after the date of notification i.e. April 1, 2016.

The assets and liabilities have been classified as current or non-current as per the Company''s normal operating cycle and other criteria set out in the Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013. Based on the nature of products and the time between the acquisition of assets for processing and their realisation in cash and cash equivalents, the Company has ascertained its operating cycle as 12 months for the purpose of current and non-current classification of assets and liabilities.

(b) Revenue recognition:

Sale of products is recognised when the significant risks and rewards of ownership in the goods are transferred to the buyer and is recorded net of trade discounts, sales tax, excise duty, claims, etc., as considered appropriate.

Sale of services is recognised upon rendering of services based on agreements/ arrangements with the concerned parties using the proportionate completion method.

Interest on investments and bank deposits is recognised on a time proportion basis. Dividend income is accounted when the right to receive the dividend is established.

(c) Investments:

Investments that are readily realisable and are intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which investments are made, are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long term investments. Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value. Long term investments are carried at cost. A provision for diminution, if any, is made to recognise a decline, other than temporary, in the value of long term investments. Investment in land and buildings that are not intended to be occupied substantially for use by, or in the operations of the Company, have been classified as investment property. Investment properties are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation.

(d) Fixed assets:

(i) Tangible assets

Tangible assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction less accumulated depreciation.

(ii) Intangible assets

Intangible assets are stated at cost of acquisition less accumulated amortisation.

(e) Depreciation/ Amortisation:

(i) Depreciation/amortisation on tangible and intangible assets is provided using the written down value method. As required under Schedule II to the Companies Act 2013, the Company has reassessed the estimated useful life of its fixed assets based on the technical evaluation done by management considering anticipated technological changes and actual usage of the assets. Consequently, useful life for Office Equipment has been changed from 8 years to 5 years. The estimated useful life for other assets is either equal to or lower than those prescribed under Part C of Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013 and have not undergone a change on account of transition to Companies Act, 2013. The estimated useful life for various fixed assets is given below:

In respect of specific assets including second hand plant and machinery which are estimated to have a lower residual life than envisaged above, depreciation is provided based on the estimated lower residual life, where required.

(ii) Low value assets not exceeding Rs.15,000/- per unit and Research and Development assets (except for Buildings) which are not directly connected with the production activity are depreciated at 100% in the quarter of addition.

(iii) Cost of application software is expensed off on purchase.

(iv) In respect of additions, depreciation is provided on pro-rata basis from the quarter of addition and in respect of disposals, the same is provided upto the quarter prior to disposal.

(v) Cost of leasehold land (other than those which will be converted to freehold after a certain period upon satisfying prescribed conditions) is amortised over the lease term.

(f) Inventories:

Inventories are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost is generally ascertained on weighted average basis. The cost of finished goods and work in progress comprises raw materials, direct labour, other direct costs and related production overheads. Obsolete/ slow moving inventories are adequately provided for. Excise duty on finished goods lying in factories are considered for valuation of inventories, as applicable.

(g) Employee benefits:

(i) Short term employee benefits:

All employee benefits falling due wholly within twelve months of rendering the services are classified as short term employee benefits, which include salaries, wages, short term compensated absences and performance incentives and are recognised as expenses in the period in which the employee renders the related service.

(ii) Post-employment benefits:

Contributions towards Superannuation Fund, Pension Fund and government administered Provident Fund are treated as defined contribution schemes. In respect of contributions made to government administered Provident Fund, the Company has no further obligations beyond its monthly contributions. Such contributions are recognised as expense in the period in which the employee renders related service. Provident Fund contributions made to Trusts administered by the Company are treated as defined benefit plan. The interest payable to the members of these Trusts shall not be lower than the statutory rate of interest declared by the Central Government under the Employees'' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 and shortfall, if any, shall be made good by the Company. The Company also provides for post employment defined benefit in the form of Gratuity. The cost of defined benefit is determined using the projected unit credit method, with actuarial valuation being carried out at each balance sheet date. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(iii) Other long term employee benefits:

All employee benefits other than post-employment benefits and termination benefits, which do not fall due wholly within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employees render the related service, including long term compensated absences, service awards, death relief benefits and ex-gratia are determined based on actuarial valuation carried out at each balance sheet date. Estimated liability on account of long-term employee benefits is discounted to the present value using the yield on government bonds as the discounting rate for the term of obligations as on the date of the balance sheet. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(iv) Termination benefits:

Expenses incurred towards voluntary retirement scheme are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss immediately.

(h) Foreign currency transactions:

Foreign currency transactions are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the date of the transactions. At the year end, all the monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are restated at the closing exchange rates. Exchange differences resulting from the settlement of such transactions and from the translation of such monetary assets and liabilities at the year end are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

The Company uses derivative financial instruments such as forward exchange contracts and currency option contracts to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations.

Forward exchange contracts outstanding as at the year end on account of firm commitments/ highly probable forecast transactions and currency option contracts are marked to market and the resultant loss, if any, is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(i) Leases:

(i) Finance leases

Leases in which the Company has significant portion of the risks and rewards of ownership are classified as finance leases. Assets acquired under finance leases are capitalised at the lower of the fair value of the leased assets at the inception of the lease term and the present value of minimum lease payments. Lease payments are apportioned between the finance charge and the reduction of the outstanding liability. The finance charge is allocated to periods during the lease term at a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining balance of the liability.

(ii) Operating Leases

Leases in which a significant portion of the risks and rewards of ownership are retained by the lessor are classified as operating leases. Operating lease expense/ income is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight line basis over the lease term.

(j) Income tax :

(i) Current tax:

Current tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961. Current tax assets and current tax liabilities are offset when there is a legally enforceable right to set off the recognised amounts and there is an intention to settle the asset and the liability on a net basis.

(ii) Deferred tax:

Deferred income tax is recognised on all timing differences at the balance sheet date between taxable income and accounting income for a period that originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods. Deferred tax assets are recognised and carried forward only to the extent that there is a reasonable certainty that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which such deferred tax assets can be realised. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured at the tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted as on the balance sheet date. Deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities are offset when there is a legally enforceable right to set off assets against liabilities representing current tax.

(k) Impairment of assets:

At each balance sheet date, the Company assesses whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount. If the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its estimated recoverable amount, an impairment loss is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss to the extent the carrying amount exceeds recoverable amount.

(l) Provisions and Contingent Liabilities:

Provisions are recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events, for which it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation and a reliable estimate of the amount can be made.

Contingent liabilities are disclosed when there is a possible obligation arising from past events, the existence of which will be confirmed only by the occurrence or non occurrence of one or more uncertain future events not wholly within the control of the company or a present obligation that arises from past events where it is either not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle or a reliable estimate of the amount cannot be made.

(m) Research and development:

Expenditure incurred in research phase is expensed as incurred. Development related expenditure is capitalised as an internally generated intangible asset only if it meets the recognition criteria under Accounting Standard 26 on Intangible Assets, which inter-alia includes demonstration of technical feasibility, generation of future economic benefits etc. Expenditure that cannot be distinguished between research phase and development phase is expensed as and when incurred.

(n) Grants Received:

Grants and subsidies from the government are recognised if the following conditions are satisfied, (i) there is reasonable assurance that the Company will comply with the conditions attached to it, and (ii) such benefits are earned and reasonable certainty exists of the collection.

Government grants or subsidies given with reference to the total investment in an undertaking or setting up of new industrial undertaking is treated as grant in the nature of promoters'' contribution and hence credited directly to capital reserve. The said capital reserve is not available for distribution of dividend.

Government grants that are receivable as compensation for expenses or losses or for the purpose of giving financial support to the Company with no further related cost are treated as revenue in nature. Such grants are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss when they become receivable.

(o) Segment Reporting:

The accounting policies adopted for segment reporting are in conformity with the accounting policies adopted for the Company. Further, inter-segment revenue have been accounted for based on the transaction price agreed to between segments which is primarily market based. Revenue and expenses have been identified to segments on the basis of their relationship to the operating activities of the segment. Revenue and expenses, which relate to the Company as a whole and are not allocable to segments on a reasonable basis, have been included under "Unallocated corporate expenses/ income".

(p) Cash and cash equivalents:

Cash and cash equivalents includes cash and cheques on hand, demand deposits with banks, fixed deposits and other short- term highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less.


Mar 31, 2015

(a) Accounting basis and convention:

The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India under the historical cost convention on accrual basis. These financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material respects with the applicable accounting standards notified under section 211(3C) [Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended] and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 read with General Circular 08/2014 dated April 4, 2014 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

The assets and liabilities have been classified as current or non-current as per the Company's normal operating cycle and other criteria set out in Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956.

Based on the nature of products and the time between the acquisition of assets for processing and their realisation in cash and cash equivalents, the Company has ascertained its operating cycle as 12 months for the purpose of current and non-current classification of assets and liabilities.

(b) Revenue recognition:

Sale of products is recognised when the substantial risk and rewards of ownership in the goods are transferred to the buyer and is recorded net of trade discounts, sales tax, excise duty, claims, etc., as considered appropriate. Sale of services is recognised on rendering of services based on agreements/ arrangements with the concerned parties.

interest on investments and deposits is recognised on a time proportion basis. Dividend income is accounted for when it is declared.

(c) investments:

investments that are readily realisable and are intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which investments are made, are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long term investments.

Current investments are stated at lower of cost and fair value. Long term investments are stated at cost. A provision for diminution, if any, is made to recognise a decline, other than temporary, in the value of long term investments.

investment in land and buildings that are not intended to be occupied substantially for use by, or in the operations of the Company, have been classified as investment property. investment properties are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation.

(d) Fixed assets:

(i) Tangible assets

Tangible assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction less accumulated depreciation.

(ii) intangible assets

intangible assets are stated at cost of acquisition less accumulated amortisation.

(e) Depreciation/ Amortisation:

(i) Depreciation/amortisation on tangible and intangible assets is provided using the written down value method based on the useful life as estimated by the management. The estimated useful life for various fixed assets is given below :

Useful life (in years)

Tangible assets Buildings :

Residential : 59

Factory/ Office : 29

Plant and machinery :

General : 6

Data processing equipment : 3

Furniture and fixtures : 8

Office equipment : 8

Vehicles : 5

Useful life (In years) Intangible assets

Know-how, business : 3

Dealership and networking : 3

In respect of specific assets including second hand machinery which are estimated to have a lower residual life than envisaged above, depreciation is provided based on the estimated lower residual life, where required.

(ii) Low value assets not exceeding Rs.15,000/- per unit and assets which are not directly connected with the production activity such as Research and Development assets, pollution control and energy saving devices are depreciated at 100% in the quarter of addition.

(iii) Cost of application software is expensed off on purchase

(iv) In respect of additions, depreciation is provided on pro-rata basis from the quarter of addition and in respect of disposals, the same is provided upto the quarter prior to disposal.

(v) The aggregate depreciation so provided in the accounts is not less than the depreciation which would have been provided had the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956, been adopted.

(vi) Cost of leasehold land (other than those which will be converted to freehold after a certain period upon satisfying prescribed conditions) is amortised over the lease term.

(f) Inventories:

Inventories are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost is generally ascertained on weighted average basis. In case of work-in-progress and finished goods, appropriate overheads are included. Obsolete/ slow moving inventories are adequately provided for. Excise duty on finished goods lying in factories are considered for valuation of inventories, as applicable.

(g) Employee benefits:

(i) Short term employee benefits:

All employee benefits falling due wholly within twelve months of rendering the services are classified as short term employee benefits, which include salaries, wages, short term compensated absences and performance incentives and are recognised as expenses in the period in which the employee renders the related service.

(ii) Post-employment benefits:

Contributions towards Superannuation Fund, Pension Fund and government administered Provident Fund are treated as defined contribution schemes. In respect of contributions made to government administered Provident Fund, the Company has no further obligations beyond its monthly contributions Such contributions are recognised as expense in the period in which the employee renders related service. Provident Fund contributions made to Trusts administered by the Company are treated as defined benefit plan. The interest rate payable to the members of these Trusts shall not be lower than the statutory rate of interest declared by the Central Government under the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 and shortfall, if any, shall be made good by the Company. The Company also provides for post employment defined benefit in the form of Gratuity. The cost of defined benefit is determined using the projected unit credit method, with actuarial valuation being carried out at each balance sheet date. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(iii) Other long term employee benefits:

All employee benefits other than post-employment benefits and termination benefits, which do not fall due wholly within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employees render the related service, including long term compensated absences, service awards, death relief benefits and ex-gratia are determined based on actuarial valuation carried out at each balance sheet date. Estimated liability on account of long term employee benefits is discounted to the present value using the yield on government bonds as the discounting rate for the term of obligations as on the date of the balance sheet. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(iv) Termination benefits:

Expenses incurred towards voluntary retirement scheme are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss immediately.

(h) Foreign currency transactions:

Foreign currency transactions are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the date of the transactions. At the period end, all the monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are restated at the closing exchange rates. Exchange differences resulting from the settlement of such transactions and from the translation of such monetary assets and liabilities at the period end are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

The Company uses derivative financial instruments such as forward exchange contracts and currency option contracts to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations.

Forward exchange contracts outstanding as at the period end on account of firm commitment/ highly probable forecast transactions and currency option contracts are marked to market and the resultant loss, if any, is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(i) Leases:

Assets acquired under finance leases are capitalised at the lower of the fair value of the leased assets at the inception of the lease term and the present value of minimum lease payments. Lease payments are apportioned between the finance charge and the reduction of the outstanding liability. The finance charge is allocated to periods during the lease term at a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining balance of the liability.

Operating lease expense/ income is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight line basis over the lease term.

(j) Income tax :

(i) Current taxation:

Provision is made for income tax based on the taxable income computed in accordance with the provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961.

(ii) Deferred taxation:

Deferred income tax is provided on all timing differences at the balance sheet date between taxable income and accounting income for a period that originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods. The carrying amount of deferred tax assets is reviewed at each balance sheet date and reduced to the extent that it is no longer probable that sufficient taxable profit will be available to allow all or part of the deferred tax assets to be utilised. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured at the tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted as on the balance sheet date.

(k) Impairment of assets:

At each balance sheet date, the Company assesses whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount. If the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its estimated recoverable amount, an impairment loss is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss to the extent the carrying amount exceeds recoverable amount.

(l) Provisions:

Provisions are recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events, for which it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation and a reliable estimate of the amount can be made.

(m) Research and development:

Expenditure incurred in research phase is expensed as incurred. Development expenditure is capitalized as an internally generated intangible asset only if it meets the recognition criteria under Accounting Standard 26 on Intangible Assets, which inter-alia includes demonstration of technical feasibility, generation of future economic benefits etc. Expenditure that cannot be distinguished between research phase and development phase is expensed as and when incurred.

(n) Grants received:

Grants and subsidies from the government are recognized if the following conditions are satisfied, (i) there is reasonable assurance that the Company will comply with the conditions attached to it and (ii) such benefits are earned and reasonable certainty exists of the collection.

Government grants or subsidies given with reference to the total investment in an undertaking or setting up of new industrial undertaking is treated as grant in the nature of promoters' contribution and hence credited directly to capital reserve. The said capital reserve is not available for distribution of dividend.

Government grants that are receivable as compensation for expenses or losses or for the purpose of giving financial support to the Company with no further related cost are treated as revenue in nature. Such grants are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss when they become receivable.

(o) Cash and cash equivalents:

Cash and cash equivalents includes cash and cheques on hand, demand deposits with banks, fixed deposits and other short-term highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less.


Dec 31, 2013

Note 1:Company Information

Bosch Limited (the "Company") is the flagship company of Robert Bosch Group in India. Headquartered out of Bangalore, the Company has its manufacturing facilities in Bangalore, Nashik, Naganathapura, Jaipur and Goa. The Company has presence across automotive technology, industrial technology, consumer goods and energy and building technology. It manufactures and trades products as diverse as diesel and gasoline fuel injection systems, automotive aftermarket products, starters and generators, special purpose machines, packaging machines, electric power tools, security systems, solar energy and thermo technology. The Company''s shares are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE).

Note 2:Summary of Significant Accounting Policies :

(a) Accounting basis and convention:

The financial statements are prepared under historical cost convention in accordance with Generally Accepted

Accounting Principles in India and comply in all material respects with the applicable accounting standards notified under section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 and the relevant provisions thereof.

The assets and liabilities have been classified as current or non-current as per the Company''s normal operating cycle and other criteria set out in Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956.

Based on the nature of products and the time between the acquisition of assets for processing and their realisation in cash and cash equivalents, the Company has ascertained its operating cycle as 12 months for the purpose of current and non-current classification of assets and liabilities.

(b) Revenue recognition:

Sale of products is recognised when the substantial risk and rewards of ownership in the goods are transferred to the buyer and is recorded net of trade discounts, sales tax, excise duty, claims, etc., as considered appropriate. Sale of services is recognised on rendering of services based on agreements/arrangements with the concerned parties. Interest on investments and deposits is recognised on a time proportion basis. Dividend income is accounted for when it is declared.

(c) Investments:

Investments that are readily realisable and are intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which investments are made, are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments.

Current investments are stated at lower of cost and fair value. Long-term investments are stated at cost. A provision for diminution, if any, is made to recognise a decline, other than temporary, in the value of long-term investments.

Investment in land and buildings that are not intended to be occupied substantially for use by, or in the operations of the Company, have been classified as investment property. Investment properties are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation.

(d) Fixed assets:

(i) Tangible assets

Tangible assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction less accumulated depreciation.

(ii) Intangible assets

Intangible assets are stated at cost of acquisition less accumulated amortisation.

In respect of specific assets including second hand machinery which are estimated to have a lower residual life than envisaged above, depreciation is provided based on the estimated lower residual life, where required.

(ii) Low value assets not exceeding Rs.15,000/- per unit and assets which are not directly connected with the production activity such as Research and Development assets, pollution control and energy saving devices are depreciated at 100% in the quarter of addition.

(iii) Cost of application software is expensed off on purchase.

(iv) In respect of additions, depreciation is provided on pro-rata basis from the quarter of addition and in respect of disposals, the same is provided upto the quarter prior to disposal.

(v) The aggregate depreciation so provided in the accounts is not less than the depreciation which would have been provided had the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956, been adopted.

(vi) Cost of leasehold land (other than those which will be converted to freehold after a certain period upon satisfying prescribed conditions) is amortised over the lease term.

(f) Inventories:

Inventories are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost is generally ascertained on weighted average basis. In case of work-in-progress and finished goods, appropriate overheads are included. Obsolete / slow moving inventories are adequately provided for. Excise duty on finished goods lying in factories and customs duty on raw materials in bonded warehouses are considered for valuation of inventories, as applicable.

(g) Employee Benefits:

(i) Short-term employee benefits:

All employee benefits falling due wholly within twelve months of rendering the services are classified as short term employee benefits, which include salaries, wages, short term compensated absences and performance incentives and are recognised as expenses in the period in which the employee renders the related service.

(ii) Post-employment benefits:

Contributions towards Superannuation Fund, Pension Fund and government administered Provident Fund are treated as defined contribution schemes. In respect of contributions made to government administered Provident Fund, the Company has no further obligations beyond its monthly contributions. Such contributions are recognised as expense in the period in which the employee renders related service. Provident Fund contributions made to Trusts administered by the Company is treated as defined benefit plan. The interest rate payable to the members of these Trusts shall not be lower than the statutory rate of interest declared by the Central Government under the Employees'' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 and shortfall, if any, shall be made good by the Company. The Company also provides for post employment defined benefit in the form of Gratuity. The cost of defined benefit is determined using the projected unit credit method, with actuarial valuation being carried out at each balance sheet date. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss. Termination benefits are recognised as an expense as and when incurred.

(iii)Other long term employee benefits:

All employee benefits other than post-employment benefits and termination benefits, which do not fall due wholly within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employees render the related service, including long term compensated absences, service awards, death relief benefits are determined based on actuarial valuation carried out at each balance sheet date. Estimated liability on account of long term employee benefits is discounted to the present value using the yield on government bonds as the discounting rate for the term of obligations as on the date of the balance sheet. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss. (h) Foreign currency transactions:

Foreign currency transactions are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the date of the transactions. At the year end, all the monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are restated at the closing exchange rates. Exchange differences resulting from the settlement of such transactions and from the translation of such monetary assets and liabilities at the yearend are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

The Company uses derivative financial instruments such as forward exchange contracts and currency option contracts to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations.

Forward exchange contracts outstanding as at the year end on account of firm commitment/ highly probable forecast transactions and currency option contacts are marked to market and the resultant loss, if any, is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(i) Leases:

Assets acquired under finance leases are capitalised at the lower of the fair value of the leased assets at the inception of the lease term and the present value of minimum lease payments. Lease payments are apportioned between the finance charge and the reduction of the outstanding liability. The finance charge is allocated to periods during the lease term at a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining balance of the liability.

Operating lease expense/ income is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight line basis over the lease term.

(j) Income tax :

(i) Current taxation:

Provision is made for income tax based on the taxable income computed in accordance with the provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961.

(ii) Deferred taxation:

Deferred income tax is provided on all timing differences at the balance sheet date between taxable income and accounting income for a period that originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods. The carrying amount of deferred tax assets is reviewed at each balance sheet date and reduced to the extent that it is no longer probable that sufficient taxable profit will be available to allow all or part of the deferred tax assets to be utilised. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured at the tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted as on the balance sheet date. (k) Impairment of assets:

At each balance sheet date, the Company assesses whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired.

If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount. If the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its estimated recoverable amount, an impairment loss is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss to the extent the carrying amount exceeds recoverable amount.

(l) Provisions:

Provisions are recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events, for which it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation and a reliable estimate of the amount can be made.

(m)Research and development:

Capital expenditure on Research and Development is capitalized as fixed assets and depreciated in accordance with depreciation policy of the Company. Revenue expenditure incurred in research phase is expensed as incurred. Development expenditure is capitalized as an internally generated intangible asset only if it meets the recognition criteria under Accounting Standard 26 on Intangible Assets, which inter-alia includes demonstration of technical feasibility, generation of future economic benefits etc. Expenditure that cannot be distinguished between research phase and development phase is expensed as and when incurred.

(n) Grants received:

Grants and subsidies from the government are recognized if the following conditions are satisfied, (i) there is reasonable assurance that the Company will comply with the conditions attached to it and (ii) such benefits are earned and reasonable certainty exists of the collection.

Government grants or subsidies given with reference to the total investment in an undertaking or setting up of new industrial undertaking is treated as grant in the nature of promoters'' contribution and hence credited directly to capital reserve. The said capital reserve is not available for distribution of dividend.

Government grants that are receivable as compensation for expenses or losses or for the purpose of giving financial support to the Company with no further related cost are treated as revenue in the nature. Such grants are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss when they become receivable. (o) Cash and cash equivalents:

Cash and cash equivalents includes cash and cheques on hand, demand deposits with banks, fixed deposits and other short-term highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less.

Note 33: Employee Retirement Benefits:

Disclosure on Retirement Benefits as required in Accounting Standard (AS) 15 on "Employee Benefits" are given below:

(a) Post Employment Benefit - Defined Contribution Plans

The Company has recognised an amount of Mio INR 238 (2012: Mio INR 233) as expense under the defined contribution plans in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(b) Post Employment Benefit - Defined Benefit Plans

The Company makes annual contributions to the Mico Employees'' Gratuity Fund and makes monthly contributions to Mico Workmen (Bangalore Works & Sales Houses) Provident Fund Trust and Mico Workmen''s (Nashik) Provident Fund Trust, funded defined benefit plans for qualifying employees. The Gratuity Scheme provides for lumpsum payment to vested employees at retirement, death while in employment or on termination of employment of an amount equivalent to 15 days salary payable for each completed year of service or part thereof in excess of six months. Vesting occurs only upon completion of five years of service, except in case of death or permanent disability. The Provident Fund Scheme provides for lumpsum payment/transfer to the member employees at retirement, death while in employment or on termination of employment of an amount equivalent to the credit standing in his account maintained by the Trusts. The present value of the defined benefit obligation and the related current service cost are measured using the projected unit credit method with actuarial valuation being carried out at each balance sheet date.

As per Accounting Standard 15 issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, benefits involving employer established provident fund, which require interest short falls to be compensated are to be considered as defined benefit plan. The Company actuary has accordingly provided the valuation and based on the below provided assumption there is no shortfall as at December 31, 2013.

(vii)Contribution expected to be paid to the Mico Employees'' Gratuity Fund within next year is Mio INR 200 (2012: Mio INR 261).

Contribution expected to be paid to the Mico Workmen (Bangalore Works & Sales Houses) Provident Fund Trust and Mico Workmen''s (Nashik) Provident Fund Trust within the next year is Mio INR 305 (2012: Mio INR 258).


Dec 31, 2012

(a) Accounting basis and convention:

The financial statements are prepared under historical cost convention in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India and comply in all material respects with the applicable accounting standards notified under section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 and the relevant provisions thereof.

The assets and liabilities have been classified as current or non-current as per the Company''s normal operating cycle and other criteria set out in Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956.

Based on the nature of products and the time between the acquisition of assets for processing and their realisation in cash and cash equivalents, the Company has ascertained its operating cycle as 12 months for the purpose of current and non-current classification of assets and liabilities.

(b) Revenue recognition:

Sale of products is recognised when the substantial risk and rewards of ownership in the goods are transferred to the buyer and is recorded net of trade discounts, sales tax, excise duty, claims, etc., as considered appropriate.

Sale of services is recognised on rendering of services based on agreements/arrangements with the concerned parties. Interest on investments and deposits is recognised on a time proportion basis. Dividend income is accounted for when it is declared.

(c) Investments:

Investments that are readily realisable and are intended to be held for not more than one year from the date on which investments are made, are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long term investments.

Current investments are stated at lower of cost and fair value. Long term investments are stated at cost. A provision for diminution, if any, is made to recognise a decline, other than temporary, in the value of long term investments. Premium paid on acquisition of bonds is amortised over the residual period of such bonds.

Investment in buildings that are not intended to be occupied substantially for use by, or in the operations of the Company, have been classified as investment property. Investment properties are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation.

(d) Fixed assets:

(i) Tangible assets

Tangible assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction less accumulated depreciation.

(ii) Intangible assets

Intangible assets are stated at cost of acquisition less accumulated amortisation.

(e) Depreciation / Amortisation:

(i) Depreciation on fixed assets is provided using the written down value method based on the useful life as estimated by the management. The estimated useful life for various fixed assets is given below :

In respect of specific assets including second hand machinery which are estimated to have a lower residual life than envisaged above, depreciation is provided based on the estimated lower residual life, where required.

(ii) Low value assets not exceeding Rs. 15,000/- per unit and assets which are not directly connected with the production activity such as Research and Development assets, pollution control and energy saving devices are depreciated at 100% in the quarter of addition.

(iii) Cost of application software is expensed off on purchase.

(iv) In respect of additions, depreciation is provided on pro-rata basis from the quarter of addition and in respect of disposals, the same is provided upto the quarter prior to disposal.

(v) The aggregate depreciation so provided in the accounts is not less than the depreciation which would have been provided had the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956, been adopted.

(vi) Cost of leasehold land (other than those which will be converted to freehold after a certain period upon satisfying prescribed conditions) is amortised over the lease term.

(f) Inventories:

Inventories are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost is generally ascertained on weighted average basis. In case of work-in-progress and finished goods, appropriate overheads are included. Obsolete / slow moving inventories are adequately provided for. Excise duty on finished goods lying in factories and customs duty on raw materials in bonded warehouses are considered for valuation of inventories, as applicable. Purchased goods in transit are accounted at lower of cost and net realisable value.

(g) Employee Benefits:

(i) Short term employee benefits:

All employee benefits falling due wholly within twelve months of rendering the services are classified as short term employee benefits, which include salaries, wages, short term compensated absences and performance incentives and are recognised as expenses in the period in which the employee renders the related service.

(ii) Post-employment benefits:

Contributions towards Superannuation Fund, Pension Fund and government administered Provident Fund are treated as defined contribution schemes. In respect of contributions made to government administered Provident Fund, the Company has no further obligations beyond its monthly contributions. Such contributions are recognised as expense in the period in which the employee renders related service. Provident Fund contributions made to Trusts administered by the Company is treated as defined benefit plan. The interest rate payable to the members of these Trusts shall not be lower than the statutory rate of interest declared by the Central Government under the Employees'' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 and shortfall, if any, shall be made good by the Company. The Company also provides for post employment defined benefit in the form of Gratuity. The cost of defined benefit is determined using the projected unit credit method, with actuarial valuation being carried out at each balance sheet date. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss. Termination benefits are recognised as an expense as and when incurred.

(iii) Other long term employee benefits:

All employee benefits other than post-employment benefits and termination benefits, which do not fall due wholly within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employees render the related service, including long term compensated absences, service awards, death relief benefits, are determined based on actuarial valuation carried out at each balance sheet date. Estimated liability on account of long term employee benefits is discounted to the present value using the yield on government bonds as the discounting rate for the term of obligations as on the date of the balance sheet. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(h) Foreign currency transactions:

Foreign currency transactions are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the date of the transactions. At the year end, all the monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are restated at the closing exchange rates. Exchange differences resulting from the settlement of such transactions and from the translation of such monetary assets and liabilities at the year end are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Forward exchange contracts outstanding as at the year end on account of firm commitment/ highly probable forecast transactions are marked to market and the resultant loss, if any, is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

(i) Leases:

Assets acquired under finance leases are capitalised at the lower of the fair value of the leased assets at the inception of the lease term and the present value of minimum lease payments. Lease payments are apportioned between the finance charge and the reduction of the outstanding liability. The finance charge is allocated to periods during the lease term at a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining balance of the liability. Operating lease expense/ income is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss on a straight line basis over the lease term.

(j) Income tax :

(i) Current taxation:

Provision is made for income tax based on the tax liability computed after considering tax allowances and exemptions.

(ii) Deferred taxation:

Deferred income tax is provided on all timing differences at the balance sheet date between taxable income and accounting income for a period that originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods. The carrying amount of deferred tax assets is reviewed at each balance sheet date and reduced to the extent that it is no longer probable that sufficient taxable profit will be available to allow all or part of the deferred tax assets to be utilised. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured at the tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted as on the balance sheet date.

(k) Impairment of assets:

At each balance sheet date, the Company assesses whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount. If the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its estimated recoverable amount, an impairment loss is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss to the extent the carrying amount exceeds recoverable amount.

(l) Provisions:

Provisions are recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events, for which it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation and a reliable estimate of the amount can be made.

(m)Research and development:

Capital expenditure on Research & Development is capitalized as fixed assets and depreciated in accordance with depreciation policy of the Company. Revenue expenditure incurred in research phase is expensed as incurred. Development expenditure is capitalized as an internally generated intangible asset only if it meets the recognition criteria under Accounting Standard 26 on Intangible Assets, which inter-alia includes demonstration of technical feasibility, generation of future economic benefits etc. Expenditure that cannot be distinguished between research phase and development phase is expensed as incurred.

(n) Grants received:

Grants and subsidies from the government are recognized if the following conditions are satisfied, (i) there is reasonable assurance that the Company will comply with the conditions attached to it and (ii) such benefits are earned and reasonable certainty exists of the collection.

Government grants or subsidies given with reference to the total investment in an undertaking or setting up of new industrial undertaking is treated as grant in the nature of promoters'' contribution and hence credited directly to capital reserve. The said capital reserve is not available for distribution of dividend.

Government grants that are receivable as compensation for expenses or losses or for the purpose of giving financial support to the company with no further related cost are treated as revenue in nature. Such grants are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss when they become receivable.

(o) Cash and cash equivalents:

Cash and cash equivalents includes cash and cheques on hand, demand deposits with banks, fixed deposits and other short-term highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less.


Dec 31, 2011

(a) Accounting basis and convention:

The financial statements are prepared under historical cost convention in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principle in India and comply in all material respects with the applicable accounting standards notified under section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act,1956.

(b) Revenue Recognition:

Sale of goods is recognised on despatch of goods to customers and is recorded net of trade discounts, claims, etc., as considered appropriate.

Interest on investments and deposits is recognised on a time proportion basis. Dividend income is accounted for when it is declared.

Income from services is recognised on rendering of services based on agreements/ arrangements with the concerned parties.

(c) Fixed assets:

Fixed assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction less accumulated depreciation.

(d) Investments:

Current Investments are stated at lower of cost and fair value. Long term Investments are stated at cost. A provision for diminution, if any, is made to recognise a decline, other than temporary, in the value of long term investments. Premium paid on acquisition of government bonds is amortised over the residual period of such bonds.

(e) Depreciation:

(i) Depreciation on fixed assets is provided using the written down value method based on the useful life as estimated by the management. The estimated useful life for various fixed assets is given below :

(ii) In respect of assets which are not directly connected with the production activity such as Research and Development assets, pollution control and energy saving devices and low value assets not exceeding? 15,000/- per unit, depreciation is provided at 100% in the quarter of addition. .

(iii) Cost of application software is expensed off on purchase.

(iv) In respect of additions, depreciation is provided on pro-rata basis from the quarter of addition and in respect of disposals, the same is provided upto the quarter prior to disposal.

(v) The aggregate depreciation so provided in the accounts is not less than the depreciation which would have been provided had the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956, been adopted.

(vi) Cost of leasehold land is amortized over the lease term.

(f) Inventories.-

Inventories are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost is generally ascertained on weighted average basis. In case of work-in-progress and finished goods, appropriate overheads are included. Obsolete / slow moving inventories are adequately provided for. Excise duty on finished goods lying in factories and customs duty on raw materials in bonded warehouses are considered for valuation of inventories, as applicable. Purchased goods in transit are accounted at cost.

(g) Employee Benefits:

(i) Short term employee benefits:

All employee benefits falling due wholly within twelve months of rendering the services are classified as short term employee benefits, which include benefits like salaries, wages, short term compensated absences and performance incentives and are recognised as expenses in the period in which the employee renders the related service.

(ii) Post-employment benefits:

Contributions towards Superannuation Fund, Pension Fund and government administered Provident Fund are treated as defined contribution schemes. Such contributions are recognised as expenses in the period in which the employee renders related service. In respect of certain employees, Provident Fund contributions are made to Trusts administered by the Company, which is in nature of defined benefit plan. The interest rate payable to the members of these Trusts shall not be lower than the statutory rate of interest declared by the Central Government under the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 and shortfall, if any, shall be made good by the Company. In respect of contributions made to government administered Provident Fund, the Company has no further obligations beyond its monthly contributions. The Company also provides for post employment defined benefit in the form of gratuity. The cost of providing benefit is determined using the projected unit credit method, with actuarial valuation being carried out at each balance sheet date. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Profit and Loss Account.

(iii) Other Long Term Employee Benefits:

All employee benefits (other than post-employment benefits and termination benefits) which do not fall due wholly within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employees render the related service, mainly including long term compensated absences, service awards, death relief benefits are determined based on actuarial valuation carried out at each balance sheet date. Estimated liability on account of long term benefits and defined benefit plans is discounted to the present value, using the yield on government bonds as the discounting rate, as on the date of the balance sheet. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Profit and Loss Account.

(h) Foreign currency transactions:

Foreign currency transactions are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the date of the transactions. At the year end, all the monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are restated at the closing exchange rates. Exchange differences resulting from the settlement of such transactions and from the translation of such monetary assets and liabilities are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account.

Forward exchange contracts outstanding as at the year end on account of firm commitment/ highly probable forecast transactions are marked to market and the resultant loss, if any, is recognised in the Profit and Loss Account. (I) Leases:

Assets acquired under finance leases are capitalised at the lower of the fair value of the leased assets at the inception of the lease term and the present value of minimum lease payments. Lease payments are apportioned between the finance charge and the reduction of the outstanding liability. The finance charge is allocated to periods during the lease term at a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining bafance of the liability. Operating lease expense/ income is recognised in the Profit and Loss Account on a straight line basis over the lease term. (j) Income Tax:

(i) Current Taxation:

Provision is made for income tax annually based on the tax liability computed after considering tax allowances and exemptions.

(ii) Deferred Taxation:

Deferred income tax is provided, on all timing differences at the balance sheet date between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their carrying amounts for financial reporting purposes. The carrying amount of deferred tax assets is reviewed at each balance sheet date and reduced to the extent that it is no longer probable that sufficient taxable profit will be available to allow all or part of the deferred tax asset to be utilised. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured at the tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted as on the balance sheet date.

(k) Impairment of Assets:

At each balance sheet date, the Company assesses whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount. If the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its recoverable amount an impairment loss is recognised in the Profit and Loss Account to the extent the carrying amount exceeds recoverable amount.

(I) Provisions:

Provisions are recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events, for which it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation and a reliable estimate of the amount can be made.

(m) Research and Development:

Capital expenditure on Research & Development is capitalized as fixed assets and depreciated in accordance with depreciation policy of the Company. Revenue expenditure incurred in research phase is expensed as incurred. Development expenditure is capitalized as an internally generated intangible asset only if it meets the recognition criteria under Accounting Standard 26 on Intangible Assets, which inter-alia includes demonstration of technical feasibility, generation of future economic benefits etc. Expenditure that cannot be distinguished between research phase and development phase is expensed as incurred.


Dec 31, 2010

(a) Accounting basis and convention:

The financial statements are prepared under historical cost convention in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principle in India and comply in all material respects with the applicable accounting standards notified under section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956.

(b) Revenue Recognition:

Sale of goods is recognised on despatch of goods to customers and is recorded net of trade discounts, claims, etc., as considered appropriate. Interest on investments and deposits is recognised on a time proportion basis. Dividend income is accounted for when it is declared. Income from services is recognised on rendering of services based on agreements/arrangements with the concerned parties.

(c) Fixed assets:

Fixed assets are stated at cost of acquisition or construction less accumulated depreciation.

(d) Investments:

Current Investments are stated at lower of cost and fair value. Long term Investments are stated at cost. A provision for diminution, if any, is made to recognise a decline, other than temporary, in the value of long term investments. Premium paid on acquisition of government bonds is amortised over the residual period of such bonds.

In respect of specific assets including second hand machinery which are estimated to have a lower residual life than envisaged above, depreciation has been provided based on the estimated lower residual life, where required.

(ii) In respect of assets which are not directly connected with the production activity such as Research and Development assets, pollution control and energy saving devices and low value assets not exceeding Rs. 15,000/- per unit, depreciation is provided at 100% in the quarter of addition.

(iii) Cost of application software is expensed off on purchase.

(iv) In respect of additions, depreciation is provided on pro-rata basis from the quarter of addition and in respect of disposals, the same is provided upto the quarter prior to disposal.

(v) The aggregate depreciation so provided in the accounts is not less than the depreciation which would have been provided had the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956, been adopted.

(vi) Cost of leasehold land is amortized over the lease term.

(f) Inventories:

Inventories are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost is generally ascertained on weighted average basis. In case of work-in-progress and finished goods, appropriate overheads are included. Obsolete / slow moving inventories are adequately provided for. Excise duty on finished goods lying in factories and customs duty on raw materials in bonded warehouses are considered for valuation of inventories, as applicable. Purchased goods in transit are accounted at cost.

(g) Employee Benefits:

(i) Short term employee benefits:

All employee benefits falling due wholly within twelve months of rendering the services are classified as short term employee benefits, which include benefits like salaries, wages, short term compensated absences and performance incentives and are recognised as expenses in the period in which the employee renders the related service. (ii) Post-employment benefits:

Contributions to defined contribution schemes such as Provident Fund, Superannuation Fund etc., are recognised as expenses in the period in which the employee renders the related service. In respect of certain employees, Provident Fund contributions are made to a Trust administered by the Company. The interest rate payable to the members of the Trust shall not be lower than the statutory rate of interest declared by the Central Government under the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 and shortfall, if any, shall be made good by the Company. In respect of contributions made to government administered Provident Fund, the Company has no further obligations beyond its monthly contributions. The Company also provides for post employment defined benefit in the form of gratuity. The cost of providing benefit is determined using the projected unit credit method, with actuarial valuation being carried out at each balance sheet date. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Profit and Loss Account. (iii) Other Long Term Employee Benefits:

All employee benefits (other than post-employment benefits and termination benefits) which do not fall due wholly within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employees render the related service, mainly including long term compensated absences, service awards, death relief benefits are determined based on actuarial valuation carried out at each balance sheet date.

Estimated liability on account of long term benefits and defined benefit plans is discounted to the present value, using the yield on government bonds as the discounting rate, as on the date of the balance sheet. Actuarial gains and losses in respect of the same are charged to the Profit and Loss Account. (h) Foreign currency transactions:

Foreign currency transactions are recorded at the rate of exchange prevailing on the date of the transactions. At the year end, all the monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are restated at the closing exchange rates. Exchange differences resulting from the settlement of such transactions and from the translation of such monetary assets and liabilities are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account.

In respect of transactions covered by forward exchange contracts, the difference between the forward rate and the exchange rate at the date of transaction is recognised as income or expense over the life of the contract.

(I) Leases:

Assets acquired under finance leases are capitalised at the lower of the fair value of the leased assets at the inception of the lease term and the present value of minimum lease payments. Lease payments are apportioned between the finance charge and the reduction of the outstanding liability. The finance charge is allocated to periods during the lease term at a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining balance of the liability. Operating lease expense/income is recognised in the Profit and Loss Account on a straight line basis over the lease term.

(j) Income Tax :

(i) Current Taxation:

Provision is made for income tax annually based on the tax liability computed after considering tax allowances and exemptions

(ii) Deferred Taxation:

Deferred income tax is provided, on all timing differences at the balance sheet date between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their carrying amounts for financial reporting purposes. The carrying amount of deferred tax assets is reviewed at each balance sheet date and reduced to the extent that it is no longer probable that sufficient taxable profit will be available to allow all or part of the deferred tax asset to be utilised. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured at the tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted as on the balance sheet date.

(k) Fringe Benefit Tax:

Fringe Benefit Tax is determined at applicable rates on expenses falling within the ambit of "Fringe Benefit" as defined under the Income Tax Act, 1961.

(l) Impairment of Assets:

At each balance sheet date, the Company assesses whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired. If any such indication exists, the Company estimates the recoverable amount. If the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its recoverable amount an impairment loss is recognised in the Profit and Loss Account to the extent the carrying amount exceeds recoverable amount.

(m) Provisions:

Provisions are recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events, for which it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation and a reliable estimate of the amount can be made.

(n) Research and Development:

Capital expenditure on Research & Development is capitalized as fixed assets and depreciated in accordance with depreciation policy of the Company. Revenue expenditure incurred in research phase is expensed as incurred. Development expenditure is capitalized as an internally generated intangible asset only if it meets the recognition criteria under Accounting Standard 26 on Intangible Assets, which inter-alia includes demonstration of technical feasibility, generation of future economic benefits etc. Expenditure that cannot be distinguished between research phase and development phase is expensed as incurred.

Disclosure on Retirement Benefits as required in Accounting Standard (AS) 15 on "Employee Benefits" are given below:

(a) Post Retirement Benefit- Defined Contribution Plans

The Company has recognised an amount of TINR 400,363 (2009-.TINH 316,669) as expense under the defined contribution plans in the Profit and Loss Account.

(b) Post Retirement Benefit- Defined Benefit Plans

The Company makes annual contributions to the Mico Employees Gratuity Fund, a funded defined benefit plan for qualifying employees. The Scheme provides for lumpsum payment to vested employees at retirement, death while in employment or on termination of employment of an amount equivalent to 15 days salary payable for each completed year of service or part thereof in excess of six months. Vesting occurs only upon completion of five years of service, except in case of death or permanent disability. The present value of the defined benefit obligation and the related current service cost are measured using the projected unit credit method with actuarial valuation being carried out at each balance sheet date.

 
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